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Before decisively abandoning abstraction in 1939 (one year after this work was produced) French painter Jean Hélion (April 21, 1904 – October 27, 1987) was working in a world of abstract rectilinear forms that derived from the Neoplasticists Piet Mondrian and Joaquin Torres-Garcia. During the 1930s, Hélion's style evolved as he introduced organic lines and volumetric forms into his work. This piece, entitled Abstract composition (Équilibre), is an excellent example of the artist's early, pre-figurative work.

Hélion's work is held in many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, Kunsthalle, Hamburg, and the Tate Gallery, London. A large number of the artist's notebooks are preserved in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. Artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Nell Blaine, and Leland Bell have acknowledged having been influenced significantly by Hélion.

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  • Pickup Location: France
  • Shipping Dimensions: 12.5 x 4.7 in. (31.75 x 11.94 cm.)

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